Here be Dragons was released by Berlin-based label Ad Noiseum.
Starting out with the nine-minute epic Lead Squid the listener is trapped from start to finish in an immensely complex and beautiful tapestry of sound. The journey you are shanghaied upon when listening to this masterpiece is nightmarish and eerie, the listener is transported to a world of apparitions and shadows in fog-shrouded soundscapes. Lead squid succeeds in treating the listener to almost every sonic landscape that is at the disposal of Gideon and Jason and they use every element perfectly. It starts imperceptibly quiet before traveling through splashes of lush vocal textures and ending in a cacophony of electronic and natural noise, this piece alone is a perfect introduction to the intelligence of this ensembles sound and an amazing first port of call on the adventure that is “Here be Dragons” ...read more
Martyn Heyne runs the prolific Lichte Studio in Berlin - this year celebrating ten years working with some of the world's finest musicians.
We are thrilled to not only have him as our artist of the month but to also host an exclusive mixtape and interview.
October sees the release of his second LP entitled Open Lines. Those familiar with his amazing debut Electric Intervals will know that Martyn's weapon of choice is the guitar and he paints with it like few else.
Martyn has always been very close to our hearts here at Quiet Calm simply due to his name showing up in the liner notes of almost every single one of our favorite releases - go ahead, check out your collection and see how often his name finds a home on the printed inner of your favorite LP. You can check out Martyns mix and interview by diving into our Quiet Cast here.
Quiet Calm Records' curator and host of the Quiet Calm Records Radio show DJ Deep Field was asked a few months back to make an Ambient mix for a friend to soundtrack their isolation.
Realizing that he had been enthralled by the genre for over a decade now he decided to dig back into some old hard drives and fine forgotten gems that he hadn't listened to in years and include them in the mix.
Uploaded to SoundCloud for your listening pleasure you can listen to the mixhere....